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Autumn Training Registration Now Open!

4 September 2013

This November, RESULTS will be providing 2 free days of enhanced practical advocacy and campagining training in Oxford and Newcastle. These trainings are free and available to all existing RESULTS volunteers.

We will be blending some very practical workshops (‘UK parliament 101’ ‘deliver a winning advocacy argument') with some more theoretical sessions, including ‘the structural drivers of global poverty’. By the end of the day you will have:

Developed your advocacy skills to be...

Powerful video from MSF shows patient recovery from XDR-TB

4 September 2013

23 year old, Phumena Tisele, has swallowed over 20,000 pills to cure one of the most servere forms of tuberculosis (TB): extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB). She is the first person in South Africa to be cured of this form of the disease.

Have a watch of this video from Medecins Sans Frontieres, and learn more about Phumenas incredible journey and her amazing recovery from one of the worlds most deadly diseases. Click here...

Recording of September conference call now available online

4 September 2013

We are pleased to announce that a recording of our September conference call is now available for download.

Click here to access the call.

Our guest speaker on the call was Dr Al Story, Consultant Nurse and the founder and Clinical Lead of the pan-London Find & Treat Service based out of University College...

South Wales RESULTS group leader, Rob Green, meets Ivan Lewis in Cardiff

30 August 2013

This guest blog post comes from the south Wales RESULTS group leader, Rob Green, who recently met with Ivan Lewis, Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, to discuss labours vision for the new framework that will replace the MDGS in 2015 and other development issues.

I was pleased and excited to be invited to an event by a newly found friend...

Progress in child survival: lessons from Ethiopia

27 August 2013

Steve Lewis, Health Advocacy Manager at RESULTS UK, reflects on recent progress in Ethiopia towards reducing under-5 child mortality and discusses 5 lessons that can be drawn from their achievements.

Earlier this year I visited Ethiopia, a country which has made dramatic progress in reducing its under-5 child mortality rate. Child deaths have been cut from 198 deaths per 1,000 live births in 1990 to 77 today. One of the effective approaches behind this success is that...

Counting the Cost of TB in Europe

20 August 2013

Health Advocacy Officer, Matt Oliver, talks about a new report detailing the cost of TB to the EU.

On August 15 th the European Respiratory Society released a brief report calculating the cost of tuberculosis in the EU.

The headline figures are striking. TB costs the EU over €500million every year in direct and indirect costs, and an estimated €5.3bn a year in lost productivity.

The €500million described as direct and indirect costs include medication,...

Education For All at the RESULTS International Conference

15 August 2013

Dan Jones, Campaigns Manager at RESULTS UK, discusses his first experience of the RESULTS International Conference , before sharing a recent blog by his American counterpart, Tony Baker.

It already feels like it was months ago, but in fact only a few short weeks ago I was in Washington DC for the RESULTS International Conference. It was my first time at the IC, and it was fantastic to be there with our UK grassroots volunteers, and to have time to meet face-to-face...

Mark Pointer from the Norwich groups meets Here I am Ambassador- Thokozile Phiri-Nkhomoa- at the RESULTS International Conference in Washington

13 August 2013

Mark Pointer, co-leader of the Norwich RESULTS group share his expereince of meeting Here I am Ambassador, Thokozile Phiri-Nkhomoa, at the RESULTS International Conference in Washington DC.

The International Conference was a fascinating learning experience for me in so many ways.

Volunteering was a good way to get involved in the Conference, especially meeting Staff and Grassroots members from other countries.

The sessions were well organized and of good...

Recording of the August conference call now available

9 August 2013

We are pleased to announce that a recording our August conference call is now available for download. Click here to download the call

In this month’s call we heard from Gavin Churchyard, Chief Executive Officer of the Aurum Institute for Health Research in South Africa on how we can get mining companies such as Anglo Gold Ashanti, to do more to combat the TB epidemic in the regions mining...

Breastfeeding: Giving Mother and Baby the Best Start to Life

7 August 2013

As we come to the end of Breastfeeding Week (1st-7th August) we would like to share some articles from RESULTS UK and our partners.

Child Malnutrition in Malawi: Why Breast is Best , by Judith Mtelera, a mother from Malawi

Breastfeeding is meant to be one of the most natural gifts a mother can give her child; but Judith struggled with it when her son was born...

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